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September 2012

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09/26/2012 - 16:51

Dr. Travis Taylor Will Compete Wearing 40 Pounds of Full-Body Armor for Special Episode in Season Two

Season Two Premieres Thursday, November 29, on NGC

The Rocket City Rednecks have bombproofed a truck using beer cans in an effort to create armor for military vehicles and constructed a homemade hovercraft using a tarp from the garage. This October, they'll bring their unique mix of southern charm and advanced degrees to the 37th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) in Washington, D.C., as Rocket City Rednecks star Dr. Travis Taylor runs the course wearing the Rednecks' latest invention - a lightweight, full-body armor suit.

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09/25/2012 - 17:46

3,600 Children Will Participate in Guinness World Record Attempt on Race Day

- A newly-expanded race field of 3,600 kids ages 5 to 12 will participate in the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Healthy Kids Fun Run presented by The Washington Post held on October 27 in the Pentagon North Parking Lot in Arlington, VA. This year, the one-mile event also will give participants the opportunity to set two Guinness World Records.

National Geographic Kids and the MCM will coordinate the record-breaking efforts through the "Run for the Planet" initiative. Five thousand people worldwide are required to run 100 meters within a 24-hour period between noon on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 to set a new Guinness Record. All participants in the Kids Run will count toward this total as the time window closes coinciding with the event's final wave. Additionally, 12,500 pairs of shoes are required to break the record for most athletic shoes collected. A shoe drop location will be available at the Kids Run for shoes that will be recycled into athletic surfaces.

Regional
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09/19/2012 - 17:57

By Nancy Clark, M.S., R.D.
Protein is a popular topic among both casual joggers and competitive runners, many of whom are confused about how much protein they need, when they should eat it, and the best kinds of protein to choose. The following article answers some of the questions runners commonly ask about protein in a sports diet. The information was presented by prominent protein researchers at the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Convention (May, 2012). The session was sponsored by P.I.N.E.S, a global network of Professionals In Nutrition for Exercise & Sport (www.PINESNutrition.org).

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09/12/2012 - 15:22

Gardner women's silver medalist; U.S. records set by Morton, Garner in Katowice, Poland
Running USA wire
From USATF

INDIANAPOLIS - Mike Morton (Lithia, Fla.) and Connie Gardner (Medina, Ohio) both set U.S. records at the 9th IAU World 24 Hour Run Championships in Katowice, Poland, as Morton won the men's title, while Gardner's silver medal finish led the women to the world team title on September 9.

Over the 1550 meter course, Morton, 41, won by nearly ten miles after leading throughout the race. Morton covered 172.457 miles to better Scott Jurek's national record from 2010 by nearly seven miles. Florian Reus of Germany and Ludovic Dilmi of France finished second and third respectively.

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Date: 
09/09/2012 - 17:43

Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner, ESPN College Basketball Analyst Andy Katz join more than 5,000 entrants at prestigious multi-sport event in Washington DC

Dan Cruz, Competitor Group
DC Tri Club wins female race.jpgWASHINGTON, DC – The 7th Annual Nation’s Triathlon To Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society took place under ideal weather conditions on Sept. 9 in the National Capital. Competitors from 48 states and 16 countries, including active duty service members and first responders joined a field of more than 5,000 entrants who competed in the international distance triathlon swim, bike and run event.

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09/03/2012 - 19:53

Kenya's Kurgat, Japan's Ohara take titles at 12th Labor Day Weekend half-marathon; local Olympic gold medalist Francena McCorory delights crowd as official starter; legend Frank Shorter finishes 13.1-mile event nearly 40 years to the date of historic Olympic Marathon victory; Train post-race concert on the beach
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By Dan Cruz, Competitor Group

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - With warm temperatures and high humidity, the 12th Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon crowned two new champions on Sunday morning. Nicholas Kurgat of Kenya was the first across the finish line on the Virginia Beach boardwalk, covering the 13.1-mile course in 1 hour, 4 minutes and 45 seconds. Running her first race in the United States, 22-year-old Rei Ohara from Japan won the women's race in 1:13:50.

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